Now, LinkedIn challenges US govt.`s ban on full disclosure of `snoop-data` requests
LinkedIn has reportedly challenged the US government`s ban on full disclosure of the alleged `snoop-data` requests made by the nation`s secret intelligence agencies.
London: LinkedIn has reportedly challenged the US government`s ban on full disclosure of the alleged `snoop-data` requests made by the nation`s secret intelligence agencies.
The business networking service has filed a petition with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) in order to permit the site to publish the US figure of requests into types, such as `subpoena` or `search warrant`.
According to the BBC, the site has revealed that it received 83 government requests for data over the six-month period and out of that 70 were from the US government alone.
Like other tech giants, LinkedIn said that the legal situation makes no sense and the service`s Vice President Erika Rottenberg in his petition wrote that the ban was the source of great disappointment and frustration to them, arguing that the requirements are not legally warranted.
Tech giants like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc. have come in the limelight for all the wrong reasons after the NSA revelations suggested that these companies furnished user data to the US government for consumption.
The report said that LinkedIn has also filed a so-called amicus brief in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.